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Dreketi market vendors thankful to Police

“When the house was falling apart because of Cyclone Yasa the Police officers came to rescue us.
20 Dec 2020 14:56
Dreketi market vendors thankful to Police
Brij Lal standing beside the remains of his house in Dreketi, Macuata on December 18, 2020. Photo: Renu Radhika

Brij Lal and Parneel Chand are thankful to the Fiji Police Force officers who came to rescue their families when Cyclone Yasa hit last Thursday night.

The market vendors have been residing in Dreketi for the past 20 years, selling bara and roti to put food on the table.

Mr Lal, 75, said the two-bedroom house was destroyed but they were hopeful of Government assistance.

“From my savings I was able to give a new look to my house,” he said.

“When the house was falling apart because of Cyclone Yasa the Police officers came to rescue us.

“Years of hard work has been destroyed in few minutes.”

“I won’t be able to do anything on my own because I am sick and with the weekly income, I have to choose either to buy groceries or build house.”

Mr Chand said this was the first time in their life they had experienced something which they never dreamt of.

He said he has prepared well but things came down in few minutes.

“I won’t be able to build another house because of my health condition,” he said.

“My wife helps me in selling bara and roti.”

He added the two-bedroom house was destroyed.

The total cost was estimated at more than $10,000.

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